Please note this is NOT a BVAA show. The Palette Show is a fantastically fun annual show run by ValleyCAST and Open Sky at the Whitin Mill. Our members love to participate, and we do our best to promote it!
Here is the official news from the ValleyCAST team:
The 11th Annual Art Palette Contest invites participants to transform a plain wooden art palette into a unique work of art! This popular event is a chance for people of all ages and abilities to share their artwork and celebrate our local creative community. The contest is hosted by ValleyCAST, the art and culture arm of Open Sky Community Services. ValleyCAST offers a wide variety of events for individuals of all abilities, and reflects Open Sky’s commitment to inclusivity.
Palettes can be purchased for $15 at the Heritage Gallery in Whitinsville, MA from November 3, 2023 through February 9, 2024, or while supplies last, during regular gallery hours 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or by appointment (508) 234-6232. There are a limited number of slots to participate in the exhibit, with 100 palettes available for purchase. These will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, so get yours now and get a head start on your creation!
Decorated palettes can be dropped off at the Gallery between February 19-23, 2024 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM for inclusion in the show.
The show will open with a reception on Friday, March 8, 2024 from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM in the Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA. From the opening through April 5, 2023, gallery guests will be invited to cast a vote for their favorite palettes. Winners will receive cash awards in three different categories and age groups: Children ages 6-12, Teenagers ages 13-19 and Adults ages 20+
The exhibit ends on Friday, April 19, 2024.
Artwork work pick up will be at the Gallery between April 22-26,2024 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00PM and by appointment.
Here’s the ValleyCAST page with all the forms:
Good luck, and have fun!
Here’s the links to a few videos of past shows, to get you inspired!
2018 ValleyCAST Palette Show:
2019 ValleyCAST Palette Show:
2020 ValleyCAST Palette Show:
2023 ValleyCAST Palette Show: